Blackpool face an extremely difficult match on Saturday away at Portsmouth. Portsmouth are flying in the league and have won 5 out of the last their 6. Blackpool on the other hand have only won once in the previous 6 games and even that was a struggle at home to Solihull Moors.
Portsmouth have won three of their last four league games against Blackpool (L1), this after picking up just three victories in the previous 11 (D6 L2).
Blackpool won at Fratton Park in the league last season, ending a seven-game winless run on the road against Portsmouth, where they failed to score on six occasions (D3 L4) - they haven't won successive league games at Portsmouth since September 1971.
Portsmouth have won six of their last seven home games in all competitions, losing the other 1-2 to Charlton in December.
Blackpool have gone five games without a win in all competitions (D1 L4), their longest winless run since February 2018 (six games).
Portsmouth's Brett Pitman has scored six goals in his last three league appearances against Blackpool.
Portsmouth will be without striker Oli Hawkins for Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash against Blackpool at Fratton Park.
Hawkins has been troubled by a calf muscle issue during the past couple of weeks, missing the FA Cup victory over Norwich last Saturday and is set to be sidelined for the next couple of matches.
League leaders Pompey are also set to be without full-backs Nathan Thompson and Lee Brown, who have hamstring injuries, together with Ben Close (ankle). Portsmouth go into this weekend's encounter with a five-point lead over second-placed Luton.
Blackpool, fresh from taking on Arsenal in the FA Cup, could be without goalkeeper Mark Howard. Howard went off during the cup-tie because of a groin injury, and is thought to be a major doubt, with Christoffer Mafoumbi set to deputise.
In a boost for the Tangerines, though, Jordan Thompson is available again following suspension. And three other players - Curtis Tilt, Ollie Turton and Ben Heneghan - all look set to be available for selection following recent absences due to injuries and illness.
I think we’ll get a result today.
Can't see it. We need some players back such as Tilt. Howard missing could be important.
Hard game but I'm going to be positive 😁
Our youth team have gone shit. Losing 1-0 at home to Morecambe. It was always going to happen though. Non league setup.
Four changes for Blackpool, who are without Howard, Tilt and Turton.— Matt Scrafton (@matt_scrafton) January 12, 2019
IN: Mafoumbi, Anderton, Heneghan, Thompson
OUT: Howard, O'Connor, Nottingham, Taylor
TEAM: Mafoumbi, Daniels, Heneghan, Anderton, Feeney, Bola, Spearing, Guy, Thompson, Delfouneso, Gnanduillet
Big battering today.
Portsmouth 5-0 Ofc
seasider wrote:Cods 2-0 Oxford. Think that will put them above us.
Not good but still in game.Dont know how we doing . 🤔
Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBlackpool
Wow Blackpool have scored
82 - Second change for Pool: Harry Pritchard replaces Callum Guy.
Meanwhile today's attendance is 18,404 (247 Blackpool)
Devon-Pool wrote:They got brilliant support .
Presume you're not on about Blackpool ;)
90' - Blackpool doing their utmost to hold on now. (0-1)— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) January 12, 2019
4 mins injury time
Full time. Amazing result
Bet that was a coupon buster